Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

By ECT Staff Published: May 22nd, 2015

Here is the weekly update for key fuel prices that affect rural electric cooperatives. In some cases, these represent averages across the country or in particular regions, and might differ from local market prices.  (Source: Energy Information Administration)

Coal Spot Prices (Powder River Basin 8800 Btu)

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Week ending May 15: $11.55 per short ton
One month ago: $11.55 per short ton
One year ago: $13.02 per short ton

Natural Gas Spot Market (Henry Hub)

Week ending May 18: $3.01 per million Btu
One month ago: $2.57 per million Btu
One year ago: $4.54 per million Btu

U.S. Crude Oil Spot Prices (West Texas Intermediate)

Week ending May 18: $59.44 per barrel
One month ago: $56.37 per barrel
One year ago: $102.95 per barrel

On-Highway Diesel Prices

Week ending May 18: $2.90 per gallon
One month ago: $2.78 per gallon
One year ago: $3.93 per gallon

Retail Gasoline Prices (Regular)

Week ending May 18: $2.74 per gallon
One month ago: $2.49 per gallon
One year ago: $3.67 per gallon

Residential Propane Prices (October-March only)

Week ending March 30: $2.29 per gallon
One month ago: $2.37 per gallon
One year ago: $3.08 per gallon


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